NH School Food's Food Truck awarded Best Concepts Award by Food Management Magazine

Best Convenience Retailing Concept
New Haven Public Schools’ Summer Food Truck Program

New Haven (CT) Schools' food truck delivers free meals to children in underserved neighborhoods in the interim period between the end of the district's summer meals program and the beginning of school. The $20,000 vehicle, donated by United Way of Greater New Haven, debuted for 20 days last year, serving free breakfast and snacks to youngsters 18 and under in inner city neighborhoods. This year, it will be offering whole grain cereal for breakfast and alternating deli sandwich and salad, both accompanied by fruit, for lunch and dinner. It has been cited by First Lady Michelle Obama as an "innovative way" to improve child nutrition. The program was recognized for the highly creative way it allows a school nutrition program to extend the reach of USDA’s summer feeding program to address hunger and nutrition challenges in urban neighborhoods.

Food Management’s editors base their award decisions on a variety of factors, ranging from the impact of a given program, its effectiveness in achieving targeted results, the impact it may have on others in the field and the level of innovation it represents when considered in light of standard practices in a given noncommercial segment of the foodservice industry.
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